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Kings’ third-period collapse against Stars ‘unacceptable’

Apr 10, 2013, 2:33 AM EDT

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The L.A. Kings looked like they were in good position Tuesday against the Dallas Stars.

A 1-1 tie after 40 minutes on the road – most teams wouldn’t mind that. But the Kings fell apart in the third period. The Stars scored four times on the defending Stanley Cup champions in the third period, and won 5-1.

Anze Kopitar and Dustin Brown were each a minus-four in the loss. Yikes.

“The third was just a terrible period for us,” Kopitar said afterward. “Our line, we can’t get scored on four times in one period. It definitely wasn’t good.

“We can’t just forget about this period. We’ve got to address it. A period like this, it’s unacceptable.”

The Kings remain fourth in the Western Conference, with a 22-14-4 record and 48 points.

Stars goalie Kari Lehtonen left the game in the first period with a lower-body injury and did not return. He will be reassessed tomorrow, according to what head coach Glen Gulutzan told the Dallas Morning News.

  1. canucks30 - Apr 10, 2013 at 2:52 AM

    In before blomfeld’s goalie rankings, Elvis video, and frequent use of parentheses

    • sjsblitz - Apr 10, 2013 at 4:13 AM

      You beat me to that comment lol

  2. loyallakingsfan35yrs - Apr 10, 2013 at 4:52 AM

    That third period made me throw up. Wtf

  3. canucks30 - Apr 10, 2013 at 6:50 AM

    Nevermind, I’ll do it myself:

    Goalie Rankings:

    1. Jonathan Quick
    2. Jonathan Bernier
    3. Kelly Hrudey
    4. Yutaka Fukufuji
    29. Ilya Sievegalov
    30. Roberto Luongo

    Despite “sitting” 4th in the Western “Conference” the LA Kings are still a “force” to be “reckoned” with due to their many “premier” players such as Anze Kopitar, “Drew” Doughty, Dustin “Brown”, Jeff Carter, Mike “Don’t call me Kramer” Richards, and Jonathan “Quick”.

    I “assure” you that they are a “team” that no one wants to play in the “first” round of the Stanley Cup “playoffs”.

    [Insert random emoticon here]

    • govtminion - Apr 10, 2013 at 8:37 AM

      *head explodes

    • blomfeld - Apr 10, 2013 at 11:31 AM

      Hippie # 1: hey man, who’s this Canucks30 cat ?

      Hippie # 2: I’m not sure, but his writing style is pretty “far out” man ! :)

  4. reeggss - Apr 10, 2013 at 7:34 AM

    No love for jamie storr?

    • canucks30 - Apr 10, 2013 at 11:35 AM

      • aldog83 - Apr 10, 2013 at 1:22 PM

        The link to the “Real” Jaime Storr Tribute down below

        My 1st and last memory of Jaime Storr was him getting his melon bounced of the crossbar and allowing 4 power play goals in 3 minutes to put the Kings Down 3 games to 0 in the 1998 playoffs.

        If it was not his fault the coach should have pulled him.

        Oh well enjoy.

        p.s. Quick also blew a 4-0 lead against Sharks 2011 –

        I am a Huge KINGS fan……but watching the 3rd against Dallas and these 2 video of playoff collapses…..

        I am very worried about the KINGS goaltending going into the playoffs!!!!

        Especially QUICK.

        Hope we can do it again. (But seems like our goaltending is the weak link right now)

      • aldog83 - Apr 10, 2013 at 1:23 PM

        kings sharks 2011

        blown 4-0 lead

  5. blomfeld - Apr 10, 2013 at 11:25 AM


    It’s quite possible friends that we Kings had even less of a chance last night there in Dallas, than JFK had of emerging alive from the “shooting gallery” which was Dealey Plaza back on Nov 22nd, 1963. But let’s face it, as the Stars today are essentially like “cornered rats” who are the most dangerous type of vermin. They have no immediate playing future and “darkness” is their friend. Therefore an erratic and violent outburst like that was hardly a surprise. Of course it was a shame that it had to come at our expense, but that’s okay. We King’s are heading for the playoffs and a return to the “high” ground in June, where we will defend our Stanley cup with strength, honor and conviction! And when all is said and done, it will be “we” who stand victorious yet again! :)

    GO KINGS GO !!! … TODAY, TOMORROW AND FOREVER !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    • aldog83 - Apr 10, 2013 at 3:07 PM

      Stanley Cup Champs should be STOMPING OUT RATS!!!

      No getting bit and running away from the fight.

      Kings better get their S**T together.

      I too would like them to go Back 2 Back!

  6. kingsforever - Apr 10, 2013 at 3:54 PM

    Quick sucks, Bernier forever

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